Sydney lockdown: takeaway & delivery
When will it end? As we recently outlined in our article about the Melbourne hospitality industry, the impact of a city-wide lockdown can have devastating consequences on local restaurants, bars and cafes. These effects aren’t just in the immediate term; it can take businesses weeks or even months to get back on track after a lockdown ends. For many venues who are still recovering from previous lockdowns and restrictions, this latest nationwide COVID outbreak is just one more blow they can ill afford.
While takeaway “pivots” might not fully recoup losses from the lack of dine-in patrons, they can help businesses to keep their heads above water, as well as keeping people employed. Below, we’ve shared a list of just some of the many Sydney venues that are offering takeaway and delivery services during this latest lockdown period. So if you’re in Sydney and you’re feeling hungry, why not show a local business your support and order one of these tempting tasties? Or check out your own favourite local eatery’s website to see what’s on offer. Support local, feel good and eat amazing food – you can’t lose.
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Alibi Bar & Kitchen
Alibi Bar & Kitchen will offer its full plant-based “Dirty Greens” bar menu for takeaway and delivery 7 days a week from midday to 10pm, in addition to a plant-based high tea takeaway for two. Menu highlights include the Alternative Meat Co cheeseburger, fysh and chips, mac ‘n’ “cheese” balls, kelp noodle cacio e pepe and jalapeno loaded fries.
For more info or to order, go to alibibar.com
Avi’s at The Bank
The Bank in Newtown is opening up its King Street front windows and serving up delicious Turkish-inspired dishes for pick-up from its courtyard eatery, Avi’s. Think house-made dips, falafels, fried kofta, pides, fried chicken pita, lamb burgers and more. Every order also receives a curated playlist to bring the psychedelic sounds of Avi’s into your living room. Available Wednesday to Friday, 5pm to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 12pm to 9pm.
The Bavarian is offering takeaway and pick-up from The Bavarian World Square, The Bavarian Rouse Hill and The Bavarian Miranda. Schnitty lovers can get their fix – on the menu includes the crispy, golden Jägerschnitzel and cult-favourite, cheesy parma. If you’re hungry for more, there’s the option to add a variety of sides and sauces to your order. The Bavarian’s ultimate schnitty feed is available on Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Menulog, and available for pick-up Wednesday to Friday, 4pm-9pm, and Saturday to Sunday, 12pm-9pm.
To order, go to thebavarians.com/takeaway
Bel & Brio
Bel & Brio is delivering its full menu of delicious Italian favourites and drinks across Sydney. Menu highlights include tagliatelle bolognese, crab spaghetti, slow-cooked lamb shoulder and a range of Italian woodfired pizzas and sides. You can order online, or download the Bel & Brio app for iOS or Android. Bel & Brio has also collaborated with Uber Eats, Deliveroo, DoorDash and soon Menulog for all online deliveries to the Greater Sydney region.
For more info, head to belandbrio.com.au
Malaysian/Asian restaurant Berempah Willoughby will be open for takeaway and delivery from Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm to 9:30pm. Try one of the chef’s special fusion dishes, like sizzling backstrap lamb with figs and chilli jam, or slow-cooked lamb shank panang curry.
For more info or to order, go to berempahmalaysian.com.au
Bitton in Alexandria and Rose Bay will be offering its full a la carte menu for takeaway every day from 7am to 4pm, with ready meals, coffee, wine and gourmet food products also available. If you haven’t tried Bitton’s inspired French-Australian yet, now’s the ideal time.
For more info or to order, go to bittongourmet.com.au
The Chiswick at home menu has had a makeover, with new dishes to enjoy, including a creamy pumpkin soup and 2 truffle and gruyere toasties (to heat at home), sumac-cured ocean trout with beetroot and horseradish, Persian feta and winter citrus salad and bread and butter pudding with rhubarb and currants. This is in addition to a selection of pasture-fed dry-aged beef cuts from Matt Moran’s family farm, and Chiswick Winter Lamb and Winter Chicken packages (each serve 3-4, requiring a small amount of prep at home). The Winter Lamb Package includes slow-roasted lamb shoulder with heirloom pumpkin and mint, woodfired flatbread, barra-masalata, Jerusalem artichoke salad, Berkshire prosciutto, salad, chips, grilled zucchini and a strawberry apple crumble with vanilla gelato.
For more info or to order, go to chiswickwoollahra.com
Dimitri’s is offering online orders of the popular Darlinghurst venue’s woodfired pizzas, artisan pastas, salads, tasting plates, craft beers and natural wines. You can get your order delivered, or pick it up from Dimitri’s Oxford Street location.
For more info or to order, go to dimitrispizzeria.com
Drake-away is back! Drake Eatery in Bondi will be offering its full menu, takeaway wine and cocktails from its Curlewis Street window. A selection of lockdown specials will also be on offer throughout the week, and the menu will be updated daily.
For more info or to order, go to drakeeatery.com.au
Balmain’s Efendy has brought back its soup and pide cart, serving free lentil soup and pide bread from 4pm daily, for as long as stock allows. The cart, first launched during the initial wave of lockdowns in 2020, is designed to feed those in the local community doing it tough, support staff by keeping them in work and provide free meals to hospitality workers. An honesty box is in place for gold coin donations from those who can help. Efendy also has a Turkish feast available for takeaway daily from 4 to 9pm, with homemade Turkish bread, dips, mixed meat and vegetable pides and baklava. Additionally, Efendy is offering a range of wine, beers, raki and non-alcoholic beverages.
For more info or to order, go to efendy.com.au
Fratelli Fresh Manly is dishing out Fratelli favourites to enjoy at home throughout the Sydney lockdown, offering a pick-up takeaway service from the restaurant from 3pm to 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 12pm to 9pm on Friday to Sunday. The restaurant is also offering delivery through Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Fratelli Fresh is also offering pick-up and delivery of Fratelli Fresh meal kits, pre-made menu items, cocktails and wines. You can place your order at shop.fratellifresh.com.au
Hats at Home: Monopole, Cirrus & Yellow
Bentley Group restaurants Monopole, Cirrus and Yellow have re-introduced their “Hats at Home” offering, allowing Sydneysiders to enjoy ready-made meals of restaurant quality in the comfort of their own homes Wednesday to Sunday. Each restaurant will have one option to choose from per week, all of which are designed for two and come almost ready to eat; there’s just a few final touches. Bentley Group co-owner Nick Hildebrandt has curated a selection of wines to match if you feel like a luxe addition, or you could go for freshly-shucked oysters or the group’s signature celebration cake.
All meals can be ordered via bentleygroupathome.com
Hunter St. Hospitality @ Home
Hunter St. Hospitality restaurants Rockpool Bar & Grill, Spice Temple and Saké Restaurant & Bar are rolling out delivery and click-and-collect services in Sydney for customers to enjoy premium restaurant meals in the comfort of their home. Driven to accommodate Sydneysiders’ appetites for takeaway during the continued lockdown and the desire to bring as many staff back to work as possible, the three services will see around 35 team members working across the CBD and Double Bay restaurants while NSW restrictions continue. Rockpool @ Home, Rockpool Bar & Grill’s inaugural takeaway service, is available Wednesday to Saturday, with orders taken via Providoor. Spice Temple @ Home has also launched, ready for delivery and pick-up to commence from Thursday, July 22. You can place your order here. Saké Double Bay has led Hunter St. Hospitality’s takeaway drive for the past 16 months, with its Saké @ Home pick-up service attracting droves of Eastern Suburbs diners. You can place your order here.
Kepos Street Kitchen
Pyrmont’s Egyptian Bakery, Pioik, run by Shady and Rose Wasef, will pop up at Kepos Street Kitchen this weekend, showcasing Pioik’s homemade signature loaves, as well as focaccia and pastries. Owner and baker Shady combines his passion for pastry with techniques and flavours from his Egyptian homeland to create incredibly delicious organic loaves, twists and scrolls, all with no preservatives. Mosman’s local Floral Craftsman will be providing bunches of florals to also purchase at the pop-up. Kepos St Kitchen will open from 8am to 1pm on both Friday August 6 and Saturday August 7, or until sold out.
For more info or to order, go to keposstreetkitchen.com
NOMAD is offering its NOMAD At Home takeaway packs for two, available Monday to Saturday until sold out. This week’s menu release kicks off on Wednesday, August 4 with a Vietnamese feast; followed by “Nomad’s Greatest Hits” on Thursday, August 5; “Take me to Marrakech” on Friday, August 6; and a roast feast on Saturday, August 7. Limited packs available, so it’s first come, first served. Wines from the cellar are also available for purchase upon pick-up from 2-5pm, Wednesday to Saturday.
For more info or to order, go to nomad.sydney
Mr Niland at Home
Acclaimed chef Josh Niland’s lockdown offering returns. Each day, the team at Fish Butchery will be preparing a different and delicious meal that will be available for takeaway. The meals all serve four, and come with everything you need, including instructions. The perfect way to treat a family that’s climbing the walls with cabin fever.
To check out the day’s offering and to order, head to fishbutchery.com.au
North Bondi Nami
North Bondi Nami (which has popped-up at North Bondi Fish for winter) is offering an abridged takeaway menu of warming meals and snacks, including Tonkotsu ramen, daily market sashimi, gyoza and soba noodle salads as well as a “Nami Package” (prawn gyoza, two ramen dishes and one 500ml Big Mood Cocktail) for $88.
For more info or to order, go to northbondinami.com
Run by head chef Nick Georgopoulos and located in Miranda in Sydney’s south, family-owned cafe O’Nikki has just celebrated its first birthday. O’Nikki boasts a Mediterranean-inspired menu and every dish is made with fresh, quality ingredients. They’re currently open for takeaway from Monday to Friday, 6am to 2.30pm and Saturday, 7am to 2.30pm.
For more info, head to onikki.com.au. To place an order, call 8519 5609.
PARX Coffee House
Serving up all-day breakfasts, tasty lunches and delicious desserts in in the western Sydney suburb of Abbotsbury, PARX prides itself on providing quality food and coffee alongside exceptional customer service. The venue is trading as normal, but for takeaway only.
For more info, head to parxcoffeehouse.com.au
The Post Cafe wants to preserve and celebrate the heritage of the Marrickville Post Office building, which first opened in 1891. Operating since 1999, the cafe serves up some truly Insta-worthy food along with great coffee and lots of smiles. Open from Monday to Sunday, it’s the perfect lockdown treat for inner west residents.
For more info, head to postcafe2204.com.au
Preach Cafe is shaking up the Bondi Beach cafe scene. The Campbell Parade cafe serves up Lebanese-inspired meals with vegan, gluten-free and meat options, and was just recently voted the best cafe in Sydney’s east in the 2021 delicious. local cafe competition. They’re now open for takeaway for breakfast and lunch.
For more info, head to preachcafe.com
Public House Petersham
The sun-drenched courtyard might be closed but PHP’s love affair with woodfired pizzas and natural wines doesn’t stop. Order natural wines, craft beers and bottled cocktails for pick-up from the pop-up bottle shop and collect some famous PHP pizzas while you’re at it. Available Wednesday to Friday, 5pm to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 1pm to 9pm.
Single O has launched “Double Jab” – a sharp and punchy blend of Ethiopian and Colombian coffee available to everyone (even if it’s the only double jab you can get your hands on right now). The special blend is packed with juicy grape and sparkling citrus flavours, evoking the excitement that awaits when lockdown is over – the perfect remedy for cabin fever. The launch aims to bring a smile to Single O customers and clients who’ve been affected by lockdown, to support sales during this difficult time and as a nod to being able to return to normal cafe life as soon as possible. Providing a dose of light-heartedness, Single O is offering a special “booster” shot (free 250g blend) with every purchase of 2 x 250g bags of Double Jab until the entire country has had their jab. Available to take away from the Single O Surry Hills cafe, Single O partner cafes nationally and online here.
For more info, go to singleo.com.au
The renowned Stanmore fine-dining establishment has once again pivoted to the Sixpenny General Store, switching from its regular $195 degustation to a tempting selection of cakes, pastries and condiments, which will change every day. The store will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm or until sold out, and the team is also accepting pre-orders for bread and whole cakes via its online store. The menu for each following day can be found at the Sixpenny Instagram page from 4pm.
Selected restaurants at Sydney’s newest dining destination, South Eveleigh, are remaining open during lockdown and offering pick-up and takeaway.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Bekya is offering Egyptian takeaway for pick-up or delivery. Hero menu items include breakfast wraps, shawarma wraps, halloumi wraps, falafel and vegetarian plates.
For more info or to order, go to bekya.com.au
Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm, North’s Sandwiches is offering gourmet sandwiches along with burgers and healthy salads.
For more info or to order, go to northsandwiches.com.au
Pepper Seeds Thai
Open daily for lunch and dinner, Pepper Seed Thai is available via pick up or delivery. Hero menu items include massaman lamb shank curry, and salt and pepper squid and prawns.
For more info or to order, go to pepperseeds.com.au
Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm, Sushi Hon is available via pick up or delivery. Hero menu items include sushi, udon, sashimi and donburi.
For more info or to order, go to sushihon.com.au
Open Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 4pm, locals can get their early coffee fix. Serving ONA coffee, Yoho Loco is also offering a range of bagels, toasted sandwiches and salad bowls. Available for pick up or delivery via Hey You.
Kensington Street’s Spice Alley venues will be open for takeaway and delivery from 11am to 9pm every day. Choose from seven different Asian cuisines – Singaporean, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Indonesian. Pick your favourite or mix and match.
For more info or to order, go to spicealley.com.au
Stix in Marrickville is offering a limited menu for takeaway from 8:30am. This farm-to-plate eatery is super sustainable, and Stix Farm – which produces rare-breed pigs, free-range chickens and organic vegies – supplies seasonal produce for the Stix kitchens.
For more info or to order, go to stix.com.au
Three Blue Ducks
Now available for pick-up from both the Bronte and Rosebery venues, Three Blue Ducks has launched its new weekly “Weekend Feast” boxes, serving two, prepped and ready to finish at home. Pescatarian and vegetarian highlights include sweet potato hummus and flatbread entree, baked frittata, salmon and kingfish pie and a molten chocolate pudding; as well as the new “Ultimate Meat Feast” box including butterflied king prawn, herb and garlic butter sourdough entree, brisket bolognese gnocchi, parmesan and herb crumbed veal schnitzel and creme caramel for dessert (including a Blue Ducks In the Country cookbook). Available to collect alongside wine, beer and pantry essentials.
For more info or to order, click here
Two Good Co.
Social enterprise Two Good Co. will continue providing much-needed meals for shelters during lockdown, feeding women with lived experience of domestic violence and homelessness. With the Two Good “eat one, treat one” model, for every meal purchased, the catering service gives a meal to a local women’s refuge for domestic violence survivors.
Find out more and support a good cause by ordering food at twogood.com.au
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